Pros: you work five days a week(usually), have 2 days off one weekday sundays closed, paid vacation. 401k, health insurance, they pay income twice a month on time always, employee purchase discounts available after a year, you are trained on product plenty, can make good money some months.
Cons: see review
RC Willey used to be more for the employees than it is now. They would close at 7pm on Saturdays it's 9pm now. They would close on the 4th of July AND Pioneer day (July 24th). Now they are open for both those holidays. There were Product Dealer spiffs and other perks from furniture and appliance and electronic companies for the sales people, but those – more... were taken away. It used to be a fun place to work, now there is way more stress and most sales people are disgruntled.
To meet your sales standards, you may have to work more than 5 days a week(company pressure). That causes contention on the sales floor (entitlement issues). Promotion is near ZERO. Extra spiffs were taken away so that RC Willey could keep more money for better deals from the manufacturers.Corporate managers try very hard to impress the billionaire that owns RC Willey, by trimming and trimming money from employees etc. Health insurance is ONLY Catastrophic. It takes 3k-6k/year out of your pocket before the insurance covers medical. There is plenty nepotism in RC Willey also. It's mostly in the corp offices. But, some store level managers are managers because of family connections. Open for ALL holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
There are too many meetings. Most meetings are useless and unproductive, some help. Had a 15-45 min meeting EVERY DAY before going out on the sales floor to sell . Not paid a penny for product trainings. Some trainings can take 1-5 hours of your time. They are mandatory. Extended warranty sales is VERY IMPORTANT to RC Willey, its pure profit mostly. The reason is because they don't use it to repair product as much as one would think. So,it is used to pay your commissions.The percentage that is required to be sold, equals about the same amount of commission you average with your sales. So, they want to use that pure profit to pay you and keep all the profit from the product sales.Warranty standards are HIGHLY enforced.They do repair and replace for some issues of course. GOOD LUCK if you work there. It is difficult to get established when you start.The "old Timers" will do their best to make you miserable so you don't want to be there. Turnover is worse than ever before. Every time a new associate would start there, they would be gone to a different job within 6 months to a year. Stores Managers don't have a clue quite often.
Sales managers should be good sales people firstly, but most aren't. So, they become managers. So , there is a conflict there. – less